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sentenced today in a massive real estate fraud. >> it's a case abc 7 has been persuing three years now. >> documents show jim mcconville pocketed $12 million of the scheme. the judge said it's the largest mortgage fraud case she's ever seen. in oakland today jim mcconville received eight years and nine months for conspiracy to commit fail mail and wire fraud and money laundering. a prior conviction for ripping off his business partners played a role in sentencing. he refused to answer questions in the past today mcconville gave a tearful apology. >> and any developmented property and may do good for a bunch of people then it got out of control. and mcconville obtained more tlan 300 properties paying
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himself fees and hid that back from lenders. lead irs investigator told me in many ways mcconville is typical. >> i think what happens is that a lot of individuals they start dealing in a scheme and they're successful then greed sets in. >> in jentsing prosecutors wrote the government is concerned that the defendant has not provided adequate financial disclosures and says hand written notes found in mcconville's office reveal he has investments in off shore companies on a small caribbean island stashing money in puerto rico switzerland sweden and he purchased foreign currency. >> is there money out there? >> mr. mcconville was a dreamer. i think what the government saw were stocks about phone shall investments he could have made. there is no money out tlchl our united states government could have found it if there
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was. >> this stings for investors because of the life style mcconville led with their money. building this 80 acre estate where he kept $6 million worth of antiques art and jewelry and a classic car collection valued at $1.5 million. >> where are the 20 cars? jim? lamborghinies and the rest? >> he bank rolled a horror movie. >> and he appeared in a trailer for the film. prosecutors say he passed some money through family members and used his daughter as the sole name on various companies. mcconville recruited bank employees to help in this scheme. seven have been convicted and five still waiting to be sentenced. you can see reports at abc 7 news.com and just quick where
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it says i team. >> that story had a big impact. >> there is a huge impact and there is this business of meat glue. >> a state lawmaker is taking action after an investigation into meat glue. we showed how there is sometimes a powder to combine pieces of meat otherwise discarded into a steak. that story led state senator to fire off a letter to usda asking for an investigation into how meat glue is used and concerns there are health risk autos it's clear meat glue can cause harm to consumers. you take meat and form it together insiftd meat can be contaminated. and if you don't cook well enough it can have bacteria and other contamination. >> usda told us they need time
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to respond to the letter. but they say they're quote committed to food and safety and ensuring products are appropriately labeled. >> a san jose 8th grader died from heavy injuries after being attacked in a park. police say the school student was accosted by a group of young people in a park near downtown san jose friday afternoon. he died late monday or tuesday. police are not releasing all of the details and not identifying the 8th grade yes either. >> wells fargo helping to cover costs of a monday night vandalism spree. the bank announced it's giving a $25,000s grant to help business owners clean up and make repairs. 50-60 people broke windows and slashed tires. and in all 30 businesses were
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targeted. >> an early morning police raid led more than two dozen arrests. demonstrators laid claim to a vacant building and this is the same building many of them occupied a month ago. >> that is the building behind me. occupiers took over that building as well as ones behind it. there is a larger building that you can see there. both buildings ob owned by the catholic church. police waited until the wee hours of the morning to make their move. police say they decided to clear the building because of this man's actions yesterday afternoon. the 34-year-old climbed on the roof of the building and threw metal pipes and bricks over and over again. no officer was injured but a pro testor was hit in the head. one occupier disavow that had
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violence. >> that action of the people that were violent have no ties to us. we're a nonviolent protest. >> never theless that led to a tense standoff. police finally withdrew from the front of the building last night. then at about 5:00 in the morning moving in and began making arests. all but two were taken downtown and charged. police say operations went smoothly. this moshing workers were repairing damages to doors which were pried open. they boarded up a broken window and installed a fence. trash bags filled with litter. >> looks pretty clean. >> yes. it does. >> we're taken on the tour through the building by a church spokesman. we couldn't find real property damage or vandalism. not like the last time protestors took over the building april 1. police did show us how jessenessbit made his way to the roof tops saying he
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gathered bricks from this pile and threw them off the roof of the building then climbed four flights of stairs in the adjacent building. on the roof police say he picked up metal bars and began throwing them down at anyone standing there. mayor ed lee says it's time to get tough on the violence. >> there may be new tactics to try to distinguish bad actors from other autos the church says it will review security procedures in light of the two take swrofrz. today we did ask police how many of those 26 protestors actually live in this city. as it turns out most did not. there are four from out of state. 11 from out of county. six booked on what is called a continuing offense meaning those six were also arrested
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last month when they took over this same build sog they're still in jail. >> let's go to other side of the bay. they're cleaning up in oakland for the largest and unruly protests. in all police made 39 arrests including this one. police say she was under a stay away order due to actions during previous protests. and demonstrators claim it set the tone for the day. >> they'd target a particular individual arrest them in a violent manner bring anger and outrage of the crowd out and kind of incite the crowd. >> thousands marched it was a small group that left the damage behind. city and private companies spent the day cleaning up glass and graffiti. oakland police had help keeping protestors in line from a device developed here in the bay area.
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we're live to explain what it is. >> there is a technology most have never heard of. you've seen knit action. about a year ago we started using a wireless backpack video transmitter to get closer to the action. now police are using the same device. using video cameras is nothing new for police. they use them to gather evidence. and now they're broadcasting. >> we're able to monitor four feeds, one being attached to our helicopter unit. three mobile units. >> police using trance fitters that are p the same ones we use to bring live coverage from the protests and they're made by a company in mountain view. there are thoughts that this could be a useful tool not only for broadcasters but law
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enforcement. >> the networks loaned four of the packs to police. and they're finding a picture is worth a thousand words. >> we're monitoring crowd movement as well as stationary events in other smaller events throughout the city. >> if you've used one of these cards this backpack has eight of them. dividing video into little pieces and sends them out then reassembles them on the other end this, takes about two seconds to get from here to here. police can see what is going on pretty much the instant it happens. these protesters are tweeting and talking on phones backpack manages to use sprint verizon and aat and t at once. >> you're able to maintain a high picture quality or maintain a signal. this is if one network cuts out. >> police say it works and helps them stop troublemakers
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before getting out of hand. >> we're going to move forward to how we can implement this. >> there are police that will have to dig deep into their pockets, quoted $24,000 each for those backpacks because each requires a special computer to receive the signal but they record everything they stream life. and that means police will be able to turn that video around as evidence against troublemakers that were arrested. >> remarkable technology. still ahead death of a bay area lab researcher from a disease he may have contracted on the job. how did he come down with meningitis? >> a heart felt comment from jim harbaugh on the death of junior seau. >> there is a troublemaker table that won't arrive in one piece. later on 7 on your side a company that stands really
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. from the ground search efforts continue for missing morgan hill teenager sierra lamar. the dive team went back into the water. and divers used sonar to look for anything unusual. this is while 135 volunteers on the ground embarked on a search of their own. and there is one volunteer refusing to give up hope. >> trudy parks is what you would call a regular.
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she's signed up for eight assignments including one day of back to back excursions. >> by the end of the search i was up from 10:00 in the morning until 5:30 that evening. i was exhausted. >> the 15-year-old disappeared from her home on march 16th since then searchers have logged 24,000 hours. >> it's something you have either got or don't v you come once don't do it again. and say i've got to do it again. >> many searchers are most vaited by emotion. intruding -- intrudey's case your own son went missing in 2003. it turned out her child had taken his life. she says that gives her an idea of the family heart take. >> it's tormenting not knowing where your child s i went through for 24 hours before we did find my sochblt i can't imagine going through six seven weeks of this. >> a sign went up today
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reminding everyone their help is leaded -- needed. steve lamar says the community commitment is a sense of support. >> it helps us cope to see people that dedicated to finding sierra. >> after seven long weeks trudy parks says every search has her hoping they find something and also, hoping they don't. >> you want to bring closure to the family but not the hard way. you want to find something that is going to bring her home. >> cal osha investigating the death of a young researcher at san francisco v.a.medical center. the 25-year-old died saturday after becoming infected by a strain of bacterial meningitis he'd been working w officials say it's rare for a lab employ yes to contract an infectious disease from their research. >> everyone that works in the
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lab felt he was a hard working and serious person. there is no evidence he was sloppy or made mistakes so it was devastating. we think a rare event. >> the center lab was closed. decontaminated and employees given an antibiotic. lab officials say the typical incubation period passed with no new cases reported or expected. >> another high tech company is expanding bigs -- digs in san francisco. there is a online marketplace. the company is signing a lease that they say will allow to it hire mer than a thousand new employees in san francisco. >> brian is one of three guys who came up with a concept. rent air beds to out of town guests. from those beginnings they
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developed air b and b. now, a leading company connecting traffickers online with people who rent rooms in their homes for a couple nights or so. >> i get folks from australia. europe. south america. all over the place. >> kesa is part of a movement known as the sharing economy. people sharing their homes cars and other assets. >> it's an idea we can be more sustainable and share what you v it's more efficient. i think it brings people together. >> air b and b is at the for front now outgrown this office. today they announced they'll take over 169,000 square feet at the show place square south of market. quadrupling their current space and leading to a hiring spree. air b and b says lose leasing this space will allow the company to expand from 125 employees to a thousand. the jobs will include web design marketing and business
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development. the company says it has connections in more than 50,000 world wide. the growth faces a phone shall hiccup. and the tax collector told air b and b the city's hotel tax applies to their guests as well. and the mayor says there is dialogue about that. >> we acted quickly to save stwiter. >> it's slated to move in february and there is a 10 year lease. >> and there is big changes coming. >> spencer is here. chilly and windy. >> interesting weather that felt december like. clouds thickening now. and we do have rain on the way. there is a live view from our camera. there is a gorgeous western sky. nice color into the view of
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the western sky there. taking a look at close up view looping in to show you progress. we have mainly sunny skies today. we have breezy conditions and there is a cool flow of winds and temperatures about five to 10 degrees cooler than average at this time of the year. breezes remain strong throughout the day. there are gusts in fairfield. winds diminishing and brisk at 21 miles per hour in napa. 22 miles per hour in santa rosa. and it is a little cool two. weather spotters don't miss a thing, temperatures now into 50s around the bay. low 60s inland. there are increasing clouds overnight, rain into the northern part of the bay area. then showers into south and east.
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clear breezy this weekend. it won't last overnight. there is an approaching system bringing rain throughout the north and showers to the south. so let's start at 5:00 in the morning. they'll be light rain or showers developing up into the north bay. by mid day we'll see rain becoming better organized. and mainly into the north bay the front sweeps south ward and eastward. we'll have showers reaching all parts of the bay area by the time afternoon and evening rush begins. the showers continues into night time hours and we should have a few wet spots and there is a rainfall totals 5:00 in the morning ranging from a tenth of an inch to a quarter inch. there is low temperatures into
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mid to upper 50s. there is rain arriving and clouds thicken kpg cool conditions high temperatures only into low to mid-60s foremost locations. maybe up to about 70 in antioch only 50s on the coast. there are 60s near the bay. here is the accu-weather forecast. there are clear breezy conditions throughout the weekend but will start to warm up sunday, by monday we'll look at highs into mid-80s again. 80 degrees around the bay by monday, mid to upper 60s on the coast. >> thank you. >> still to come another big milestone for the new bay bridge. >> what they're doing out there to get it wired up. stay with us.
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still rages whether it should be built at all. the supervisor joined a group to denounce the project. congress still has to approve almost $1 billion for the line. she fears if the money doesn't come through muni will to raise fares to pay for this extension. >> we should not gamble muni
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on one project. i think many experts know that. but it's now time for us to stand up and say it's wrong. and it's not too late. >> mayor ed lee told abc 7 news today that the central extension continues to be a high priority. and expects congress to approve money to help pay for this project. >> the bay bridge is nearing a milestone as bork workers reach the home stretch of the opening. iron workers busy pounding and compacting the cables that will lift and hold up the new span. this summer the temporary support structure will be taken off and weights of the span will ride on this cable. >> the cable has got big holes. and what this does is presses those individual wires down very tightly. so you almost have a solid piece in there. there are very few void ootz cable is made up of 137
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strands of wires each contraining 127 pencil thin wires. this video of how the wires were looped over the tower. the bridge expected to open labor day 2013. >> sudden death of former nfl star junior seau. his troubled post-football career and a comment from a former teammate. >> hundreds of low income moms marched to protest proposed cuts to subsidized child care. the cuts may be inevitable. i'll tell you why. >> you might scream when telling you what this sold at auction late today.
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with only premium cuts of pork since 1945. johnsonville. sausage is all we do. a beloved nfl star apparently took his own life today. the body of junior seau
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discovered in the bedroom of his beach front home this morning and tonight the sports world is mourning his death. >> this is so stunning. it's so sad. junior seau looked like he was chiseled out of granite. instructable. he had a smile that lit up a room and many stadiums. so today's news was beyond shocking. family and friends converged on the beach front home. his grief-stricken mother addressed reporters moments after learning her son was dead. >> i appreciate everybody over here show your love. show your love to my son. >> and she says her son had given no indication of a problem and he was joking with her, police say he was found by his girlfriend unconscious with a gunshot wound to the chest around 9:30 this morning. >> this case at this point is being investigated as a
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suicide. a handgun was found near the body. >> he retired in 2009 and spent 20 seasons in the nfl mostly with his chargers. he's an icon down there. considered one of the best linebackers of all time selected to 12 pro bowl teams and he's a few tour hall of famer a fierce competitor and team player jim harbaugh issued this statement. i along with the nfl family san diego community and those who shared a life with junior grieve of loss of the ultimate teammate and friend. i'm saddened i was not there for junior as he'd been for his teammates and friends. just minutes ago we spoke with former 49er brent jones. just with junior seau at the usc football spring game. we're going to have his comments in sports in about 20 minutes. >> a stern warning from wall
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street. they're under financial microscope because of shenanigans during budget battles and the issue centers on not just passing a budget but a balanced budget. >> hundreds of families throughout california marched around the capitol to protest the proposed cuts to child care without it many say they'll have to go on welfare which alexis says doesn't make sense. >> this child care keeps california working. it doesn't allow us to be able to work. >> these families need the programs but giving the finances cuts may be inevitable. april is usually the biggest tax month for the state but receipts very disappointing. $2 billion below expectations making the deficit around $11 billion or so. >> and i'd hoped we won't have
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to be looking at more cuts but it's clear we're going have to. >> and there is standard and poors doesn't like the fact the judge took away ability for lawmaker pay to be docked for late budgets opening the door for a spending plan full of accounting gimmicks. controller john chung is warning sacramento cuts should have been made months ago. >> every time you kick the can down the road it makes decision making more difficult. >> deeper cuts worry erica from bell garden who's might lose the program that could give her 2-year-old a leg up in life. >> thanks to child care kids get a better education getting developed more and at school they're a little bit more advanced. >> voters won't get to decide until november maybe this facebook ipo will bring relieve to the state to safe some programs.
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>> there is faculty at cal state university authorized a strike that could cancel thousands of classes this fall. the california faculty association says 95% of the members voted yes. the walkout would be a rolling strike and each of the 23 campuses and only if the csu chancellor imposes a contract. negotiations are stalled but two sides plan to meet to try to get something going again. >> there is one of the world's recognizable paintings set a sales record. one of the versions of "the scream" sold just under $120 million today. the image has been reproduced on frefrg tee shirts to coffee mugss. proceeds will be used for a new museum art center and hotel in norway. >> and iconic piece of work.
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stylized ballet is enchanting skpechl pressive. this is for 700 students giving the opportunity to watch and learn. >> we start in first position. >> and create. >> we're a tas kasel in new york. we have a queen. >> the kids create characters an environment and story. >> these dancers are artists and they can also really express themselves. >> this becomes a story of a queen and frog looking for water. the frog will become a prince. >> we exercise our imaginations like kids. and something that makes it special for us to dance.
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>> i can see they're more you know interested and they're iz lit up. >> this is a 17th edition with surprise autos a lot of football players and basketball players and soccer players take ballet because it's really helping them. >> probably the first time for a lot of them to see dance like this. i must say some of them are really inspired. right? >> i want to be a dancer you want to be a dancer now? >> probably. >> can you make the moves? and lift girl above your head? >> this is hopefully opening up their eyes to a new world. >> they'll have the artistry forever. >> and coming up from michael finney a man ordered a table it and came broken. six different times. >> find out why the company
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zeefshs to be commended.
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almost all of the problems crossing michael finney's desk
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somehow come back to a consumer service issue. >> yes. and this report is certainly no exemption to that. >> six times it happened and a company tried to dot right thing f we had an award here at 7 on your side this company just might be nominated for best customer service. there are pieces of dining room tables around a garage. from the five skppblg sixth sets scott received. each time he receives a table ordered from wayfair pieces arrived damaged. >> so this is number five, you can see the bottom heerk it's that corner smashed up. >> he asked the company to send a new one and way fair did. but results weren't better. >> you can see here where the leaf would go, this is busted open.
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>> the tables will be back back -- packed up and sent back to the company. this is video scott took of the tables before shipping back. and there is reaction is that things happen. >> and fifth one became ridiculous. and this silver lining? he says they didn't add any shipping charges or fees for the return. >> the customer service was fabulous very accommodate asking returned calls and e mails and they sent out replacement parts and tables. though they were you know placing something in an envelope for 32 cents not shipping a 140 pound box time times. >> way fair says it ships 93,000 furniture orders per week. it came up with a name for
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scott's troubles. the troublemaker table. way fair said it worked to inspect the package brit left and have it double wrapped. way fair issued a statement. at the end of the day we sent him a refund took the table off line pulled it off the web site and issued a full refund but that is not where this story ends. scott was able to find the table at rainbow furn newer san jose and ordered it. table number seven arrived. damaged. but number eight is the jackpot. >> this is it. after eight tables. couldn't be happier. wish we went locally beforehand. but got the table. pristine until the 6-year-old gets his hands on it lesson is make sure the company has a good refund policy will reship free skpb responsive to your
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needs. those guys are great. >> and talk about a shipping issue. >> and there you go. >> nice to see someone doing the right thing too. great story. >> after a mild winter with below average snowfall the road through yosemite national park is going to open six weeks early this year. the elevation is 10,000 feet highest pass in the state it and closes every winter but this year it will reopen. >> there is is is rain coming and there is a beautiful sky. there is a time lapse view and just a few thin high clouds today, but breezy and brisk and raw. tomorrow, we do expect rain showers developing early morning hours up in the north bay. then showers spread later
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into the day so there is high temperatures only into 60s tomorrow much cooler than average. giants have a day game tomorrow, at that hour showers are likely. temperatures into 50s so on the raw side tomorrow as well. does it not look like showers will be heavy enough to have the game called. breezy conditions remain with us throughout the weekend but will warm up over the weekend. by monday there are high temperatures inland and mid to upper 60s on the coast and mild weather is ahead. >> looking good. >> yes. >> thank you. >> san francisco explore tore yum hosting a rare opportunity for the public to visit with tibetan buddhist monks and nuns. they opened with throat
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singing and will be at the explore tore yum focusing on the intersection between modern science and buddhist beliefs. tomorrow night there is a special program including a chance to try throat singing. find out more at abc 7 news.com. >> interesting to try. >> yes. >> coming up next another former 49er reflects on the death of junior seau today. >> what mike shumann said that made to
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cleeeeee there is a look at top seven stories right now remember, you can stay connected on abc 7 news.com. >> if you spend time online join me tonight at 9:00 on cable channel 13. coming up swing vote. the untapped voting block that brought democratic leaders to the bay area wooing the group that could change the 2012 election. >> then at 11:00 teared of waiting for an installer or repair man to show up?
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michael finney explains tonight at 9:00 and 11:00. >> and let go back to sports. >> there is shock and sadness now, the question why? junior seau found dead in his home in oceanside apparently a suicide. he played in nfl 20 years. and the 43-year-old died after shooting himself in the chest. the former 49er brent says he saw seau and never could have guessed this could have happen. >> what is your reaction? >> stunned silence. you know i was with him a couple weeks ago. he was great. he was joyous. we're at usc spring game. he was in great shape said things were going great. tons of personality said i want to you come down to san diego. gave me his cell number. he was a great person a great
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teammate. guys loved him. he was great with kids. and just an unbelievable spirit. and this one is tough. i -- it gets -- seems to get worse. with athletes dying too young but this latest round of guys taking their lives, there is something going on there. >> first executives now players. nfl hammering new orleans saints for bounty program. linebacker jonathan velma supposedly offered $10,000 of his own money for knockout shots. he responded by saying he never took part in bounties and never set out to intentionally injure any player and will smith four games and former cal linebacker received a three game suspension.
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baseball throw back night in boston. red sox and a's dressed in 1936 uniforms. and there is styling and mccarthy with seven batter in the fourth. there is this play telling the story. there is a drive. and there is josh redic later in the sixth there is brandon ng. there is right now a's leading in the 8th. ama west coast motor jam comes to infin onthis weekend. keep your eyes on this 18-year-old elainea myers in march despite a broken bone in her left wrist she became the first woman to win a motor sports event in daytona. there is one of the sports
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where men compete against women. was it hard to break in here? in this sport? and i don't want to say you're the danica patrick because you have won but... was it tough to get respect of the guys? >> i won't say tough to get respect. i look at myself as just another rider. i think i got decent amount of respect. >> and shu has become mike wallace. >> tough sport. that is this edition of abc 7 news. >> from all of us here have a good night. >> see you at 9:00 and 11:00.
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